Storm Erik to batter United Kingdom with snow showers and 70mph winds

Leroy Wright
February 10, 2019

After Storm Erik brought down trees and caused disruption to rail services, this is what forecasters have predicted is in store for Sheffield for the rest of the weekend.

There will be showers in western and northern areas, with frost and fog forming as winds slow down and southern England will see some rain, with patches of snow falling over hills.

Meteorologist Simon Partridge from the Met Office, said: 'A bit of a mixed bag this Sunday morning. While most of the south will be covered by a temporary band of wet weather today, there will be some snow in the higher parts of Wales and the Peak District.

Saturday will see a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers, with the most persistent rain in the north of the country and the possible risk of hail and thunder in the west.

Parts of the country could also experience hail and thunder.

'Through the day basically all of this weather is going to move its way south and eastwards, with the rain in the south gradually clearing its way eastwards, although the southeast corner will hold on to a rather grey and damp day.

"We're looking at winds of 50 to 60mph in Northern Ireland and the west of Scotland".

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However, the snow is expected to clear on Sunday, with a few blustery showers following it.

Gusts of nearly 70mph have hit the United Kingdom as Storm Erik blows across the country, causing delays on the transport network.

On Saturday a kitesurfer died amid strong winds in an incident on the Saunton Sands beach in north Devon.

Met Eireann Yellow and Orange wind warnings expired earlier this morning however a number of homes and businesses across Donegal remain without power.

A yellow weather warning has been issued from 10.30am until 8pm in Portsmouth and the South East.

The Met Office said Erik would bring strong winds to parts of the country on Friday and will be followed by rain and more unsettled weather.

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